blogging the bible

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David Plotz has been reading the bible and blogging about its contents on Slate. He discusses the project here, with links to the beginning of his odyssey. This has the makings of a good book. (Pun intended.) It is nearly a cliché to lament ignorance of the bible among its most ardent proponents; as Harold Bloom noted in American Religion:

Neo-Fundamentalists want a densely substantial inerrancy, a truth beyond language, beyond ambiguity, beyond any possibility of refutation. […] Very few of them could pass the most elementary sort of Bible quiz, for the real meaning of “inerrant” is now “unread.” (pp. 229-230)

Plotz’s efforts look to be a useful supplement to the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible.

(Thanks to Kevin Drum at Washington Monthly for the tip.)

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